The finalists 2015

Industry

Jean-Christophe Giron (JPG)

Jean-Christophe Giron (France)
Electronically tintable glass

Gunnar Asplund (JPG)

Gunnar Asplund (Sweden)
High-voltage power grid connection

Amtmann, Maugars (JPG)

Franz Amtmann, Philippe Maugars (Netherlands, Austria, France)
Near Field Communication (NFC) technology

Research

Luke Alphey (JPG)

Luke Alphey (United Kingdom)
Genetically-modified mosquitoes to control dengue fever

Hendrik Marius Jonkers (JPG)

Hendrik Marius Jonkers (Netherlands)
Self-healing concrete containing bacteria

Ludwik Leibler (JPG)

Ludwik Leibler (France)
Vitrimers – a new class of polymers

Small and medium-sized enterprises

Laura Johanna van 't Veer (JPG)

Laura van 't Veer, et al. (Netherlands)
Gene-based breast cancer test

Michel Lescanne (JPG)

Michel Lescanne (France)
Nutritional paste that combats malnutrition

Non-European countries

Frazer (JPG)

Ian Frazer (Australia), Jian Zhou† (China)
Vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV)

Elizabeth Holmes (JPG)

Elizabeth Holmes (United States)
Simplified blood-testing system

Lifetime achievement

Ivars Kalvins (JPG)

Ivars Kalvins (Latvia)
Mildronate heart medication and others

Immink (JPG)

Kornelis A. Schouhamer Immink (Netherlands)
Coding method for CD, DVD and Blu-Ray

Andreas Manz (JPG)

Andreas Manz (Switzerland)
Microchip-sized analysis system

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